BLS International is New Service Provider for Indian Embassy

BLS International is New Service Provider for Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation Certificate Support Services With Effect From July 1, 2013.


The Embassy of India in the USA has awarded the new contract to the BLS International Services Limited for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services, to be operational from July 1, 2013. The current Service Provider, Travisa Outsourcing, will be closing its services on June 28 at all Embassy and Consulate locations. Applications in person will be accepted by Travisa Outsourcing only upto June 27. Only Emergency Visas will be entertained by Travisa Outsourcing on June 28. All applications sent through mail will be accepted by the Travisa Outsourcing upto June 21. Applicants, who propose to send their applications by mail thereafter, may send them, so as to reach offices of the BLS International Services Limited at jurisdictional locations on July 1 or thereafter. It may also be noted that Banker's checks accompanying these applications are drawn in favor of the BLS International Services Limited.


Applicants, who already submitted their applications to Travisa, may check status of their applications from Travisa till June 28.   Pending cases, thereafter, will be transferred to the BLS and can be tracked from their website for status and delivery.


The Central Call Center details of the BLS International Services Limited are as follows:


Toll Free Nos.             Jurisdictional BLS Offices


888-683-7830 -             BLS- Washington/ New York/ Atlanta


888-683-7831 -             BLS- Chicago/Houston


888-683-7832 -             BLS- San Francisco


The Website of  BLS International Services Limited is It will be operational on June 25.


The addresses of the BLS offices at different locations are as follows:


Washington, DC :   220 Eye Street NE, Washington, DC 20002


New York :              13 East, 37th Street, Between 5th and Madison, NY 10001


Chicago:                 55 West, Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607


Houston:                Suite 515, Level 5, 1235, North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77060


San Francisco :    4239 Geary Street , SFO CA - 94118


Atlanta :                   5775, Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 380, Atlanta, Ga 30328


Due to some technical reasons, Visa services at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction would begin from July 18.  Visa applicants from the states under the Atlanta jurisdiction may continue to submit applications as per the current  Visa jurisdictions until July 17.  However, OCI/PIO/Renunciation services would begin at Atlanta Consulate jurisdiction location from July 1.


Date added: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 12:15am